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Biology courses (BIO)

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BACHELOR 1. + 2. Semester

Online course     Title VVZ Category Realisation
BIO111 Molekulare und klassische Genetik VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
BIO112 Cell Biology VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
BIO113 Evolution VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
BIO115 Human evolution VVZ Course On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
BIO116 Biology 1 and 2 VVZ PHZH SEK I Module On-site lectures with recordings
BIO116 Übungen zu Biologie 2 VVZ PHZH SEK I   
BIO117 Molecular and Classical Genetics for Non-Biologists VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
BIO131 Form and Function of Plants VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
BIO132 Lecture with Practical Exercises VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
BIO133 Anthropology VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises On-site lectures with livestream and recordings 
BIO134 Programming in Biology VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises On-site  (recordings only on 20.09.2022 and 22.09.2022)
BIO137 Concepts in Virology VVZ Seminar  
BIO138 Practical in microbiology, immunology, virology VVZ Practical Training  
Higher semesters 
BIO201 Primate Evolutionary Biology VVZ

Course

 
BIO203 Primate Behaviour & Ecology VVZ Block Course  
BIO207 Comparative Systematics and Evolution of Primates VVZ Lecture  
BIO210 Human Behavioural Ecology and Cultural Evolution VVZ Block Course  
BIO213 Sex and Biology VVZ Course  
BIO214 Of ape men and man apes VVZ Course  
BIO215 Evolution of Human Behaviour VVZ Course On-site lectures with recordings
BIO226 Introduction to ecological genomics and molecular adaptation VVZ Block Course  
BIO227 Biogeography and Biodiversity VVZ Block Course  
BIO228 Evolutionary Medicine VVZ Course  
BIO230 Cancer Stem/Propagating Cells and their Microenvironment VVZ Block Course  
BIO232 Herbivore-Plant Interactions VVZ Block Course  
BIO237 Botanical half day excursions VVZ

Field Trip

 
BIO242 Translational cancer research: new technologies, mouse models and clinical approaches VVZ Course  
BIO243 Epigenetics VVZ Course  
BIO246 Genome Instability and Molecular Cancer Research VVZ Block Course  
BIO249 Research Internship in Quantitative and Systems Biology VVZ Practical Training  
BIO250 Drug efficacy and pathway assessment in pediatirc brain cancer models VVZ Block Course  
BIO251 Cancer and the immune system VVZ Course  
BIO253 Research cycle in genomics VVZ Block Course  
BIO257 DNA metabolism and cancer VVZ Course On-site lectures with  recordings
BIO258 Cancer, Immunotherapy, and Inflammation Research VVZ Block Course  
BIO259 Research Internship in Molecular and Cellular Biology VVZ Other  
BIO260 Molecular Biology Course for Biology and Medicine VVZ Block Course  
BIO263 Marine Megafauna in deep time VVZ Block Course  
BIO264 Paleobiology and Evolution of Invertebrates VVZ Block Course  
BIO266 Fieldwork in European Palaeontology and Natural History Museums VVZ Block Course  
BIO267 Paleobiology and Evolution of Vertebrates VVZ Block Course  
BIO269 Research Internship in Paleontology VVZ Research Internship in Paleontology  
BIO271 Illustrations in Natural History VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO278

Forest Measurement and Survey Techniques

VVZ Blockkurs  
BIO279 Paleontological Excursions (on weekends) VVZ Field Trip  
BIO280 Animal Domestication VVZ Block Course  
BIO282 Methods in Molecular Plant Biology VVZ Block Course  
BIO284 Systemic Microbiology VVZ

Block Course

 
BIO285 Genetic and Epigenetic Control of Plant Development VVZ Block Course  
BIO286 Plant Sensing VVZ Block Course  
BIO294 Bioinformatics for comparative and evolutionary genomics VVZ Block Course  
BIO297 Social Behaviour of Bacteria VVZ Course  
BIO307 Microbial Ecology of Alpine Freshwater Ecosystems VVZ Block Course  
BIO308 Introduction to Limnology (Inland water ecosystems) VVZ

Course

 
BIO309 Aquatic Ecology VVZ Block Course  
BIO310 Experimental Invertebrate Reproduction VVZ Block Course  
BIO311 Population Ecology VVZ Block Course  
BIO313 Excursion Lake Zurich: Drinking Water, Fish Farming and Waste Water Treatment VVZ Field Trip  
BIO314 Plant Epigenetics VVZ Block Course  
BIO315 Research Internship in Plant Biology VVZ Practical Training  
BIO316 Reserach Internship in Microbiology VVZ Practical Training  
BIO317 Advanced methods in genomic and cellular manipulation VVZ Block Course  
BIO319 Targeting cell migration control in invasive brain tumors VVZ Block Course  
BIO320 Sleep and wake regulation VVZ Block Course  
BIO321 Modern Microscopy in Life Science Research VVZ Other  
BIO322 Cell Biology of Viral Infections VVZ Block Course  
BIO323 Modern Genetics and Genomics VVZ Block Course  
BIO325 Systems dynamics in cell and developmental biology VVZ Block Course  
BIO327 Neuroscience Communication Course VVZ Block Course  
BIO331 Frontiers in Animal Behaviour VVZ Course  
BIO333 Comparative Physiology and Pharmacology of Sleep VVZ Course On-site lectures with  recordings
BIO336 From DNA to Diversity: the Evolution of Multicellular Organisms VZZ Course  
BIO337 Freshwater Environmental and Ecosystem Modelling VVZ Course  
BIO338 Introduction to Scientific Writing VVZ Other  
BIO344 Development of the Nervous System VVZ Course  
BIO345 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation VVZ Course  
BIO348 Concepts in Modern Genetics VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO350 Eco-Physiology and Implications for Behaviour and Health VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO351 Principles of Evolution: Theory VVZ Block Course  
BIO352 Principles of Evolution: Practice VVZ Block Course  
BIO356 Research Internship in Developmental Biology and Genetics VVZ

Practical Training

 
BIO357 Research Internship in Ecology VVZ Practical Training  
BIO358 Research Internship in Animal Behaviour VVZ Practical Training  
BIO366 Topics in Evolutionary Genetics and Computational Biology VVZ Seminar  
BIO369 An Introduction to Computer Programming and Agent-based Modelling using R VVZ Course On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
BIO372 Virology: Methods in Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis, and Control of Human Viruses VVZ Block Course  
BIO373 Next Generation Sequencing for Evolutionary Functional Genomics VVZ Block Course  
BIO377 Basic Quantitative Methods VVZ Course  
BIO378 Research Internship in Evolutionary Biology and Systematics VVZ Practical Training  
BIO381 Research Internship Immunology VVZ Practical Training  
BIO382 Research internship in Virology VVZ Practical Training  
BIO383 Research Internship in Neurobiology VVZ Practical Training  
BIO386 Sociobiology of Communication VVZ Course  
BIO387 Sociobiology in Animals VVZ Block Course  
BIO390 Introduction to Bioinformatics VVZ Course  
BIO392 Bioinformatics of Molecular Sequence Variations VVZ Block Course  
BIO397 Applied machine learning VVZ Block Course  
BIO400 Research Project in Synthetic Biology - iGEM competition VVZ Other  
BIO409 Veterinary Medicine: comparative morphology and pathophysiology VVZ Block Course  
BIO412 Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science (LTK Modul 1) VVZ Exercise Group  
BIO416 Microscopy VVZ Course  
BIO430 Immunology VVZ Block Course  
BIO431 Cell Death, Inflammation and Imm VVZ Block Course  
BIO434 Electrophysiological Recording Techniques VVZ Block Course  
BIO437 Human Adaptation VVZ Course  
BIO438 Methods in Human Bioarchaeology VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO440 Evolutionary Medicine: Morphological changes and pathologies VVZ Block Course  
BIO445 Quantitative Life Sciences: from Infectious Diseases to Ecosystems VVZ Block Course  
BIO500 Research Projects in Biology VVZ Other  
BIO501 Master Thesis in Molecular and Cellular Biology VVZ Student Work  
BIO503 Master Thesis in Genetics and Development VVZ Student Work  
BIO504 Master Thesis in Microbiology VVZ Student Work  
BIO505 Master Thesis in Plant Sciences VVZ Student Work  
BIO506 Master Thesis in Neurosciences VVZ Student Work  
BIO508 Master Thesis in Anthropology VVZ Student Work  
BIO509 Master Thesis in Animal Behaviour VVZ Student Work  
BIO510 Master Thesis in Ecology VVZ Student Work  
BIO511 Master Thesis in Systematics and Evolution VVZ Student Work  
BIO512 Master Thesis in Paleontology VVZ Student Work  
BIO513 Master Thesis Quantitative Biology and Systems Biology VVZ Student Work  
BIO514 Master Thesis in Virology VVZ Student Work  

BIO515

Master Thesis Immunology VVZ Student Work  
BIO516 Master Thesis Cancer Biology VVZ Colloquium  
BIO520 Integrated knowledge in Biology VVZ Seminar  
BIO549 Anthropological Project Reports VVZ Seminar  
BIO551 Anthropological Seminar Series VVZ Colloquium  
BIO552 AIM Symposium VVZ Colloquium  
BIO553 Journal Club in Anthropology VVZ Seminar  
BIO555 Scientific Writing for Evolutionary Biologists VVZ Seminar  
BIO556 Scientific Writing for Organismal Biologists VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO557 Scientific Writing and Experimental Design for Life Sciences VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO571 Paleontological Colloquium VVZ Colloquium  
BIO602 Seminar in Animal Behaviour VVZ Colloquium  
BIO605 Seminar for Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies VVZ Seminar  
BIO606 BEEES Seminar (Behaviour, Ecology, Environment and Evolution Seminar) VVZ Seminar  
BIO607 Current Research in Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics of Natural Populations VVZ Seminar  
BIO609 Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Bash Scripting VVZ Seminar  
BIO610 Next-Generation Sequencing for Model and Non-Model Species VVZ Seminar  
BIO611 Colloquium for ongoing advances in infectious cell biology VVZ Seminar  

BIO612

Website

Seminars in Bioinformatics: Methods and Emerging Solutions VVZ Colloquium  
BIO613 Colloquium on own work and related literature VVZ Colloquium  
BIO614 MLS Research Progress Reports VVZ Seminar  
BIO615 Virology: Principles of Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis, and Control of Human Viruses VVZ Seminar  
BIO616 Lecture Series in Molecular Life Sciences VVZ Seminar  
BIO617 Principles of biosafety in medical and biological research VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO619 Seminar in Neurosciences VVZ Seminar  
BIO621 Training in Neuroscience Laboratory Research VVZ Practical Training  
BIO624 Human Genetic, Demographic and Cultural Diversity VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO625 Bioacoustics VVZ Seminar  
BIO627 Introduction to flow cytometry VVZ Block Course  
BIO629

Advanced Flow Cytometry Course

29.08.2022

VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO629

Advanced Flow Cytometry Course

23.01.2023

VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO631 Current Immunological Research in Zurich VVZ Seminar  
BIO632

Introductory course in flow cytometry

25.10.2022

VVZ Seminar  
BIO632

Introductory course in flow cytometry

17.01.2023

VVZ Seminar  
BIO634 Next-generation Sequencing 2 - Continuation Course: Transcriptomes, Variant Calling and Biological Interpretation VVZ Other  
BIO636 Cutting Edge Topics: Immunology and Infection Biology VVZ Seminar  
BIO637 Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics – from theory to practice VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO638 Next Generation Sequencing applied to Metagenomics VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BIO644 Neuroimaging Block Course VVZ Seminar  
BIO652 Viruses and hosts VVZ Seminar  
BIO653 Current topics in C. elegans research VVZ Colloquium  
BIO657 Colloquium on literature VVZ Colloquium  
BIO661 Science Writing VVZ Seminar  
BIO663 The Impact of Ethics on Doing Science VVZ Seminar  
BIO664 The 3Rs and the Ethics of Animal Research VVZ Seminar  
BIO669 Cancer Treatments - Module D VVZ Seminar  
BIO675 Life Sciences: Transcriptomics RNA-seq course VVZ Seminar  
BIO684 Translational Medicine: Infection & Immunity VVZ Seminar  
BIO685 Neuroimmunology and MS Research VVZ Seminar  
BIO691 Teaching advanced microscopy for Life Science VVZ Block Course  
BIO701 Plant Biology Forum VVZ Colloquium  
BIO702 Plant Biology Workshop VVZ Seminar  
BIO704 Group Seminar: Current Research VVZ Seminar  
BIO705 Group Seminar: Current Research VVZ Seminar  
BIO706 Group Seminar Current Research VVZ Seminar  
BIO707 Gruppenseminar aktuelle Forschung Mikrobiologie VVZ Seminar  
BIO710 Group seminar VVZ Colloquium  
BIO711 Mikrobiologisches Kolloquium für Fortgeschrittene VVZ Colloquium  
BIO712 Limnologisches Kolloquium für Fortgeschrittene VVZ Colloquium  
BIO713 Group Seminar: Research Updates VVZ Seminar  
BIO714 Key literature plant evolution VVZ Seminar  
BIO752 Advanced Seminar VVZ Seminar  
BIO761 Research Internship in Systematic Botany VVZ Practical Training  
BIO780 Museum Internship VVZ Practical Training  
BIO782 Advanced Population Genetics VVZ Seminar  
BIO783 Curatorial Internship in the Zurich Zoo VVZ Practical Training  
BIO784 Evolutionary Genomics Journal Club VVZ Seminar  

 

Biomedicine courses (BME)

 

BACHELOR 2. + 4. Semester

Online course   Title VVZ Category Realisation
BME111 Introduction to Biomedicine VVZ Course On-site lectures with  recordings
BME235 Physiology and anatomy I VVZ Course On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
BME236 Biomedicine I VVZ Course On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
Higher semesters 
BME300 Research Internship in Biomedicine VVZ Practical Training  
BME303 Diseases of autonomous systems VVZ Block Course  
BME304 Vital Functions: Measurements on the Human Body VVZ Block Course  
BME307 Microbiomes in health and disease VVZ Block Course  
BME308 Human Molecular Genetics VVZ Block Course  
BME310 Research methods for studies on human health and disease VVZ Block Course  
BME311 Animal experimentation and alternative methods in biomedical research VVZ Course  
BME312 Epigenetics and Disease VVZ Block Course  
BME316 Glycosylation VVZ Course  
BME317 Metabolism and Nutrition VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BME319 Prospects of molecular diagnostics in pediatrics VVZ Block Course  
BME322 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology VVZ Course  
BME323 Brain Disorders VVZ Block Course  
BME324 Basics in human toxicology VVZ Course  
BME330 Quantitative Biomedicine VVZ Block Course  
BME334 Applied statistics for biomedicine and biology: advanced linear models VVZ Block Course  
BME336 Muscle and Bone Bioengineering VVZ Block Course  
BME343 Tissue engineering of muscle and bones VVZ Block Course  
BME346 Tissue Engineering of the Skin VVZ Block Course  
BME347 Space Life Sciences and Gravitational Biology VVZ Block Course  
BME350 From stem cell to full tissue analysis VVZ Block Course  
BME355 Pain - Mechanisms and clinical presentations VVZ Block Course  
BME358 Animal disease models in modern biomedical research VVZ Block Course  
BME362 Pediatric Immunology VVZ Block Course  
BME365 Cellular Modelling of Neuropsychiatry VVZ Block Course  
BME367 Prevention of noncommunicable diseases - digital applications VVZ Block Course  
BME368 Translational Mediciine in Neuroscience and Infection VVZ Block Course  
BME410 Scientific writing and publishing VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
BME500 Master Thesis in Biomedicine VVZ Student Work  
BME520 Integrated knowledge in Biomedicine VVZ Examination  
BME550 Research Project Biomedicine VVZ Practical Training  
BME640 DQBM Research Progress Reports VVZ Seminar  
BME643 Advanced Topics in Biomedical Image Analysis VVZ Seminar  
BME644 Student Research Retreat in Microbiology and Immunology VVZ Seminar  
BME645 Introductory Course in Microbiolgy and Immunology VVZ Seminar  
BME682 Principles of teaching in human physiology VVZ Tutorial  

 

Environmental Science courses (UWW)

 

BACHELOR 2. + 4. Semester
Online course   Title VVZ Category Realisation
UWW135 Environmental Psychology VVZ Course On-site lectures 
UWW152 Ecohealth VVZ Course On-site lectures with livestream
UWW153 Global Environmental History VVZ Course On-site lectures with livestream
UWW161 Work Placement VVZ Practical Training Independent work
UWW163 Student Work VVZ Practical Training Independent work
UWW164 Event Organisation in the Environmental Field VVZ Practical Training Independent work
UWW172 Introduction into Sustainability Research VVZ Course On-site lectures with  podcasts
UWW181 Biogeochemical Cycles and Global Change VVZ Course On-site lectures with  podcasts
Higher semesters 
UWW200 Master Thesis VVZ Student Work  
UWW210 Field Course in Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring VVZ Block Course  
UWW220 Species Interactions and Biodiversity VVZ Block Course  
UWW230 Analysis and Management of Biological Populations VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
UWW250 Spatial Ecology and Remote Sensing VVZ Course  
UWW260 Introduction to Research: Master Projects VVZ Block Course  
UWW270 Quantitatives Analysis VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
UWW271

Contemporary Analysis for Ecology

VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
UWW273 Introduction to Theoretical Ecology VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
UWW280 Special Topics VVZ Other  
UWW290 Research Seminar VVZ Seminar  
UWW291 Ecology and Evolution at the Heart of the ‘Wicked Problems’ VVZ Seminar  

 

Ecology courses (ECO)

 

Online course  

Title

VVZ

Category

Realisation

ECO311 Writing a Scientific Manuscript VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
ECO312 Navigating the Publishing Process VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
ECO338 Ecological Controversies: Humans and Nature Summer School VVZ Block Course  
ECO353 Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling VVZ Block Course  
ECO360 Ecological Theory Part 3 VVZ Block Course  
ECO397 Cutting Edge Research Club VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
ECO401 Zurich Interaction Seminar: Ecology & Evolution VVZ Seminar  

 

Grundlagenfächer (BCH, CHE, MAT, PHY)

 

Online course

Title

VVZ

Category

Realisation

CHE170 Fundamentals of Chemistry for Students of Life Sciences VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises On-site lectures with  recordings
MAT182 Analysis for Natural Sciences VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises On-site lectures with livestream and recordings
PHY117 Physics for Life Sciences VVZ Course  
BCH213 Practical course in Biochemistry VVZ Practical Training  
CHE154 Physical Chemistry I for the Life Sciences VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
CHE173 Praktikum Organische Chemie für die Life Sciences VVZ Laboratory Course in Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences  
MAT141 Lineare Algebra für die Naturwissenschaften VVZ Vorlesung mit integrierter Übung  
PHY118 Physics I for natural sciences VVZ Course  

 

Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences (IDB)

Online course

Title

VVZ

Category

Realisation

IDB143 Neurobiology VVZ Lecture with Practical Exercises  
IDB201 Laboratory Preparatory Course VVZ Practical Training  
IDB401 Brain Biology VVZ Block Course  
IDB402 Systems, Computation and Neural Technology VVZ Block Course  
IDB412 Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science (theory part) VVZ Course  
IDB413 Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science (practical part) VVZ Practical Training  

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